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11
Oct

Yes, this has to be the most cumbersome title in this series. Or, as Homer Simpson might say, the most cumbersome title so far! You might ask, Fernando don’t you really mean you started to weigh yourself, or aren’t you just trying to justify the cool new “internet of things”…

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5
Oct

After the latest instalment in the “I Quit” series, where I talked about giving up blog analytics and managing social media numbers, I started to get some worried messages from friends and fellow creatives. Was I giving up? Had I decided to go out of business? Was I going to…

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quit-metrics
30
Sep

This week I quit reading the metrics, managing the data, and looking at the analytics on all my online interactions. I felt fantastic about last week’s decision to quit Snapchat, right up until I got to describing my feelings about Instagram. Then I had a weird sensation in the pit…

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Quit Snapchat
19
Sep

This week I quit Snapchat. For some of you, the only surprise will be my having had a Snapchat account in the first place, since there’s a (misguided) perception that Snapchat is only for teenagers. But, quite a few artists and creatives I follow (like Chase Jarvis and Jimmy DiResta)…

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16
Sep

Yesterday I took my first Japanese Calligraphy lesson. There I was, the only non-Japanese in a class of five, nervously dipping my newly purchased Sumi-e brush in a well of ink and making my first marks on the fresh rice paper. Shodō, the Japanese word for calligraphy, has been a…

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Social media
13
Sep

This week I quit Tumblr. OK, it doesn’t feel like that much of an achievement. I only remembered I had a Tumblr account because of an inane email from them this morning, reminding me to check out a whole bunch of Tumblr feeds that were totally unappealing to me. As…

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12
Sep

Shopping malls are a relatively new phenomenon in India. When I lived in Delhi, from 2003-2006, each mall’s opening was met with a small fanfare. There were regular news stories of ladies, unaccustomed to riding on escalators, getting their shawls and saris caught and having to be freed by emergency…

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8
Sep

Today I went to the impressive, recently renovated Tokyo Photographic Art Museum. Sadly the Museum closed for a 2 year renovation not long after I moved here. Thankfully it has reopened this week and if you ever get to Tokyo you should make it a priority to visit this space….

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4
Sep

This week I quit talking to myself. Well, not entirely. I quit having a particular kind of conversation. I know that sounds crazy. But is it? I grew up believing that “talking to yourself is the first sign of madness,” which of course, is pure silliness. We talk to ourselves…

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1
Sep

After a long summer break, a mix of medical leave and annual holidays, it’s good to be back in Tokyo and back at work. Or at least, something that feels like work. The first week back always feels slow. Partly it’s the whole post-holiday thing, the feeling of being in…

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